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What Everyone Should Know About Special Education Eligibility


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In this video Dwayne D. Williams discusses what everyone should know about special education eligibility. He discusses the criteria in which students become eligible for specialized services, according to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 2004...

Why Students Receive Multiple Suspensions and Detentions


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In this video, Dwayne D. Williams explains that, when a kid can’t read, we teach him; when a kid can’t compute, we teach him; when a kid cant write grammatically correct sentences, we teach her. But when a kid doesn’t behave as he or she should . . . we discipline and...

Culturally Relevant RTI – Student Centered Instruction


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In this video, Dwayne D. Williams discusses the importance of culturally relevant, student centered instruction and Tier 2 SEL groups. He explains that students often learn and function in environments that are dissimilar to their cultural environments. Although there...

Culturally Relevant Tier 2 Groups


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In this presentation, Dwayne D. Williams trains social workers and school psychologists on the concept of culturally relevant social emotional learning groups. In this PD experience, he trains attendees on how to create hip hop social emotional learning groups. For...

Culturally Relevant RTI


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https://youtu.be/L-OO14ASBY8 In this video, Dwayne D. Williams discusses culturally relevant RTI. Within the context of this discussion, Dwayne discusses how RTI should look with all students, including students who come from culturally diverse backgrounds, and...

Relationship Between Freestyling and Intelligence


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Ever wonder how freestylists can make up such brilliant and authentic lines within seconds? This video discusses how freestyling requires abilities that are directly related to intelligence–or at least how psychologists define intelligence. One of the many things...

Why I was Retained in the First Grade


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https://youtu.be/Tvk9W5ChDiQ In this video, Dwayne shares a story of when he was retained in the first grade. During this time, teachers did not provide assessments regularly and rarely progress monitored. Main Navigation About Services Consultants Resources Store...

Culturally Relevant RTI: Definition of Culture Part 2


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Dwayne D. Williams speaks at the Illinois Association of School Social Workers conference on the topic of Culturally Relevant Response to Intervention (RTI). This discussion is part 2 of an eight part series. In this workshop, Dwayne talks about culturally relevant models, and explain that, one of the most important components of these models is understanding myths that are related to race and culture. He addresses the myths related to race and culture, including believing that “all” African-American students come from “Black” culture; the myth of Essentialism

Culturally Responsive Social Emotional Learning


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On October 19, 2017, I trained practitioners in Illinois on the importance of creating culturally relevant SEL supports for culturally diverse learners. The training was a huge success. Here’s why— After the session, practitioners approached me and shared the...

WHy I was Retained in the First Grade


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In this video, Dwayne shares a story of when he was retained in the first grade. During this time, teachers did not provide assessments regularly and rarely progress monitored.

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